Are you up to the challenge to help us reducing the impact of cancer? Do you want to work with experts on AI and machine learning solutions that matter? Are you able to apply innovative data science techniques to generate new insights from the Netherlands Cancer Registry (NCR), with data from every cancer patient in the Netherlands since 1989, and other related databases, such as PROFILES with data on patient reported outcomes? Are you an enthusiastic, creative and result-driven team player who can strengthen our innovation team? The Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organization is recruiting a:
Clinical Data Scientist, focus areas: FAIR data and ontologies
Eindhoven, the Netherlands
IKNL Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organization and the Netherlands Cancer Registry
IKNL is the quality institute for oncological and palliative research and practice in the Netherlands. IKNL collaborates with healthcare professionals and patients on the continuous improvement of oncological and palliative care. IKNL’s core business is the Netherlands Cancer Registry, a “patient-centered population-based registry”, containing key information for all patients with cancer in the Netherlands. Besides the NCR IKNL maintains cohort data with patient reported outcomes (PROFILES) and on palliative care. Our main activities are the registration and analysis of data and creating value by distributing insights from this data to care professionals and patients.
Insights from the NCR currently already are the basis for close to 200 publications per year in peer reviewed journals and have a proven impact on the quality of care. For example, changes in the Dutch healthcare system based on insights from the NCR resulted in decreased postoperative hospital mortality rates, being most outspoken for patients with pancreatic cancer: from 24 to 4%. The NCR is also used as a primary source for evaluating effectiveness of treatment. Prediction models based on NCR-data help individual patients and care professionals in shared decisions, e.g. when considering breast conserving surgery. IKNL participates in PZNL (Palliatieve zorg Nederland) and in kanker.nl. IKNL provides insights from the NCR that are consulted 80.000 times/month by patients or their loved ones.
The innovation team
The innovation team consists of experts in the fields of clinical data science and clinical informatics. It acts as an incubator for maturing new ways to collect, analyze and generate new insights from distributed, semi-structured data, aimed at application in daily (clinical) practice. In close collaboration with care professionals, patients and scientists, we research applications of prediction and decision support algorithms, anomaly detection, distributed machine learning and semantic web technology. We develop FAIR data and knowledge services and a decision support platform (Oncoguide) to share these insights at the right moment to the right stakeholder at the point of care. The team collaborates closely with stakeholders internally and externally, such as hospitals, universities and relevant (start-up) companies in the field of health informatics and data science.
We kindly receive your resume and application letter before Monday September 23 via the form underneath.
More information about IKNL can be found at www.iknl.nl
The job interviews will be held on Wednesday October 3rd and Monday October 7th at our office in Eindhoven.
For more information about the vacancy, you can contact Gijs Geleijnse, senior clinical data scientist, via email@example.com
We are looking forward to receive your application!
Acquisition in response to this vacancy will not be appreciated.
Integral Cancer Center the Netherlands (IKNL) monitors the prevention and treatment of cancer in the Netherlands and focuses on continuous improvement of cancer and palliative care. The Dutch Cancer Registry (NKR) is the pivot. IKNL registers data from all cancer patients in the Netherlands, analyzes them and conducts research with them. It shares the results with medical professionals, healthcare institutions, regional networks and policy makers. This provides insights with which cancer interventions can be used more effectively. In addition, IKNL promotes cooperation between organizations and professionals working in cancer and palliative care and develops decision support for the best care for every patient on the basis of guidelines.
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